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U.S.A – West Virginia

West Virginia Film & Photography Production Services

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in West Virginia? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in West Virginia? See below for an introduction to West Virginia locations, permits, when to shoot, crew and equipment, tax incentives and film friendly hotels.

West Virginia Film Locations

West Virginia locations of interest include Appalachian Mountains, Monongahela National Forest, Blackwater Falls State Park, small towns nestled in forested hills such as the picturesque Harpers Ferry, rivers, waterfalls, gorges, covered bridges and apple orchards. The state also offers interesting industrial looks such as railroads, highways, bridges, abandoned coal mines, prisons and factories.

Small coal town film locations of note include Hinton, Lewisburg, Buckhannon, Elkins, Shepherdstown, Thomas, Davis, Thurmond, and Logan.

From south to north… The Greenbrier is a luxury resort located in the Allegheny Mountains. Nuttallburg Headhouse has a defunct rusting coal conveyor. Prince has an old-style Amtrak station. Green Bank observatory has a large satellite dish available for film shoots (note the area has no cell, internet, radio, or TV service). Cass Scenic Railroad State Park has a steam train available for filming. New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville is an impressive location. The State Capitol building in Charleston can double for the White House. In November Gauley River offers river control allowing a choice of filming raging whitewater or calm water.

Wheeling is a beautiful rust-belt city in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. West Virginia State Penitentiary is a defunct gothic-style prison located in Moundsville. The Palace of Gold temple can double for a temple in India.

West Virginia has hosted films such as The Deer Hunter, The Silence of the Lambs, Super Size Me, and the TV series Castle Rock.

West Virginia Film Location Permits

Most public locations are fee-free. Permits and proof of liability insurance are required. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

West Virginia has hot and humid summers with cold winters and snow at higher elevations.

West Virginia Film Crew & Equipment

West Virginia has a small pool of locally based crew and equipment. Additional support can be easily brought in from nearby mid-Atlantic states.

Contact us if you are looking for a Charleston or Harpers Ferry based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew in West Virginia.

West Virginia Tax Incentives For Filming

West Virginia does not currently offer a film incentive program.

West Virginia Film-Friendly Accommodation

Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Charleston, Harpers Ferry and other areas of West Virginia.

Final Notes

Down Time. Hike someway down the Appalachian Trail.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in West Virginia, please see below:

Hire West Virginia Production Support & Shooting Crew

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer for your shoot in West Virginia, please contact us.

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in West Virginia, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.

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